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About Critical Care Nursing
Masters degrees in Critical Care Nursing train postgraduates in the skills to assess, manage and monitor the provision of care given to critically ill patients, and to administer treatment.
Related postgraduate specialisms include Emergency Nursing, Acute & Critical Care and Trauma Sciences. Entry requirements typically include an undergraduate degree in a relevant field such as Nursing, Midwifery or Medicine.
Nurses who specialise in Critical Care will often find themselves working in fast-paced, demanding environments, helping in emergency situations and working on wards where patients have suffered serious, traumatic injuries. You will be trained to provide care to patients who are critically ill or unstable following injury, surgery and life-threatening disease.
Critical Care involves helping a wide range of patients – infants, children, adults and the elderly – in burn units, intensive care and trauma centres. As such, courses in this field often combine interdisciplinary approaches such as evidence-based practice with theoretical examination of current research and policy within healthcare.
Clinical settings are typical for critical care nurses, but you may also find work within rehabilitation centres, nursing homes or charities.
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The Postgraduate Certificate in Acute and Critical Care addresses the complex care required by critically ill patients. Patients can become acutely or critically ill at any time and the more ill the patient becomes, the more likely they are to be vulnerable, physiologically unstable and require complex care.
If you're a graduate healthcare practitioner aiming to become a competent and confident critical care nurse, our course will prepare you for delivering quality, safe care in a demanding environment.
You will study the assessment and nursing management of acute childhood illness. This will involve the study of the disease processes including altered physiology of respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological, renal/metabolic and immune systems, during the acute illness phase.
This programme is for any professional who deals with critically ill patients and wants to develop clinically and academically. Students will expand their knowledge by critically reviewing a broad range of published literature related to Critical Care.
7HW074 Applied Specialist Nursing Practice). (September to May – year long). This year long module provides an opportunity to demonstrate your professional.
This world-first programme is ideal for any Critical Care professional with leadership aspirations who wishes to explore the theories of Leadership and Management and practice them under the guidance of world leaders in the field.
If you are a clinician, a senior nurse or an allied health professional working in critical care, this programme is designed to give you a thorough grounding in critical care medicine, together with the tools to maintain your knowledge over a course of advanced, specialist instruction.
Continue your studies and gain your MSc Advanced Critical Care Practitioner qualification with our new top-up programme, designed to follow on from the PgDip Advanced Critical Care Practitioner programme.
This Advanced Clinical Practice Masters provides an academic underpinning that meets the contemporary challenges of advanced clinical practice.
This new Advanced Critical Care Practitioner (ACCP) course has been developed by King’s in response to the need for new practitoners as outlined by the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) to address the shortage of doctors in Intensive Care Units (ICU).
This course may be of interest to registered healthcare professionals working in an acute secondary care setting. This course is designed to enhance your knowledge and critical understanding of managing and caring for patients within an acute or critical care setting.